Let’s just get one thing straight: I love puzzles, especially the glow in the dark puzzles. They challenge your brain and calm you down all at the same time — as long as there are no pieces missing, of course. With a few more weeks of summer vacation left and a whole holiday season up ahead, now’s the time to stock up on some new jigsaws. Well, there’s no bad time to do that, but consider it an excuse.
We’ve rounded up some of the top-rated, best-selling, and most-reviewed options on Amazon, so you’re only two clicks away from brand-new puzzles arriving on your doorstep. Check out the favorites below, plus what puzzle enthusiasts had to say about them.
Cinque Terre 1000-Piece Puzzle
This is the best-selling puzzle on Amazon, and one I’ve personally assembled. It’s rare in that the gradient of color across sky and water is actually easier to put together than the eye-poppingly bright buildings, where the mix of reds and oranges proved more of a challenge.
Coffee and Donuts 300-Piece Puzzle
You’ll want to order this one for game night. “The picture was lots of fun to do with the family, as we all liked to pick out our favorite donut,” one buyer wrote. “It also came with a poster you could place on the table, which was an added bonus, instead of always having to look at the box.”
Paris Balcony 1000-Piece Puzzle
Looking for more of a test? Try this French tableau instead. “This is a very challenging puzzle, as the sky and the tablecloth are actually very close in color,” one reviewer wrote. “Every technique known to jigsaw puzzling comes into play — lots of shape sorting. But the pieces lock together, as always in a Ravensburger puzzle.”
“I Had One of Those” 1000-Piece Puzzle
Travel a little further back in time with this nostalgic toy-themed collage, which can also serve as a conversation starter. “This puzzle was a hit with our large family,” one buyer said. “The kids enjoyed hearing about parents’ memories of childhood toys, which led to other stories of growing up.”
Imagination Series Star Sea 1000-Piece Puzzle
All those purple and blues may look really tricky, but the set also gives out little hints if you need them. “This puzzle is really unique as the back of the pieces have letters so you can cheat and get it done faster if you want,” one assembler explained. “Of course I refuse to let anyone do that in my house.”